The Jane Austen Society

The Jane Austen Society

Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable.

One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England's finest novelists. Now it's home to a few distant relatives and their diminishing estate. With the last bit of Austen's legacy threatened, a group of disparate individuals come together to preserve both Jane Austen's home and her legacy. These people—a laborer, a young widow, the local doctor, and a movie star, among others—could not be more different and yet they are united in their love for the works and words of Austen. As each of them endures their own quiet struggle with loss and trauma, some from the recent war, others from more distant tragedies, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society.

Title:The Jane Austen Society
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250248732
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    The Jane Austen Society Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid”That is my favorite Jane Austen quote. I love her books. I loved her memorable characters. El...

  • Liz

    I picked up this book solely because it had Jane Austen’s name in the title and I’m an avid fan of her works. The first few chapters are spent bringing in all the characters and I wasn’t at all ...

  • marilyn

    Published May 26, 2020There is so much here for fans of Jane Austen's works and her history. Jane's family is known to have destroyed hundreds, maybe thousands, of Jane's private correspondence, in an...

  • Cheri

    3.5 StarsSet primarily in Chawton, a village in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England where Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life, Chawton has been the home of the Jane Austen...

  • JEN A

    I received an advanced copy of this book from Net Galley and the publisher in return for an honest review. The release date for this book is 26 May 2020This is a very cozy story which spans the time b...

  • Erin

    Giveaway win!!3.5 StarsReading Rush: A book that will make you smile Well The Jane Austen Society did make me smile. It was nice to read something light and mostly cheery. This is the second Jane Aust...

  • Victoria

    Overflowing with references to Austen’s characters and literature, this will be the perfect read for lovers of her work and those looking for a country village cozy read. The plot line could have ea...

  • Laurel

    Prepare to meet the "three or four families in a country village," and a Hollywood movie star, who embrace their passion and form a literary society in honor of an author whose enduring appeal, after ...

  • Kathryn in FL

    Exquisite! "They" say that imitation is the deepest form of flattery. Yes, indeed it is, as you will observe when you read this lovely story. I am not a romance fan, so this is truly high praise. The ...

  • Ceecee

    4-5 stars rounded up. Let me take you to Chawton, Hampshire in the 1940’s. A village where everyone know everyone, a microcosm of society, perhaps even like living in a goldfish bowl but which so ap...